Help identifying musrooms in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

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  1. dames57

    dames57 New Member

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    Hello,

    We're in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, and would like some help ID'ing these mushrooms have popped up in our garden.

    Following your ID request guidelines:

    1. Cap (pileus): Pure white, large domed cap.

    2. Fertile surface (hymenium) - White gills, free (no attachment to stem), similar gill spacing to field mushrooms/portobellos.

    3. Stem (stipe) - One central stem, 50-70mm length. Stem diameter varies 10-15mm. No bulb at base. Annulus. Smooth surface.

    4. Spores - N/A.

    5. Habit - Clustered? See picture.

    6. Habitat - Growing amongst un-sprayed lawn which has limestone underneath. Small pomegranate tree and larger grasses are several meters away, not overhanging the area where the mushrooms have grown. Flaxes growing nearby. Residential setting.

    See the attached photos. We're just starting to learn about mushrooms and are curious about whether these are edible or not....

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  2. LuckOfTheFryish

    LuckOfTheFryish Moderator Moderator Expert Identifier

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    Look to me like a Chlorophyllum species. Small chance of being C. Molybdites which causes stomache trouble. Better safe than sorry . I wouldnt eat them
     
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    White Dapperling species of Leucoagaricus
     
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    Toxic
     
  5. Alan Rockefeller

    Alan Rockefeller Moderator Moderator Expert Identifier

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    Leucoagaricus leucothites, edible for most people.